Christoph Niemann said, "The gateway drug isn't making art, it's experiencing art." When I heard this quote in the first episode of Abstract: The Art of Design on Netflix, it certainly made sense to me.
Being swept up by art is about those transcendent creative moments that blow our minds. A phrase worded perfectly, a mind bending guitar solo, a painting that amazes us, an artist that intrigues us... these are all gateway drugs.
Easy enough, then. It's on us to increasingly put ourselves in a position to be moved by art.
It's on us to find more gateway drugs.